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Indiana drivers continue to battle snowy conditions

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- While many of the roads in Louisville are clear, some Indiana drivers are still battling snowy conditions.

The sound of shovels could be heard throughout Seymour, Indiana late Wednesday, as neighbors and business owners dealt the snow.

"I had to get my sidewalk cleared so everything would be ready tomorrow and nobody would slip and fall," says Heather Zickler.

Zickler is the owner of Jubilee Flowers and Gifts in Seymour. She had to close Wednesday due to the snow.

She says just getting to work along a section of Highway 11 was a struggle.

Zickler, who says she lives in Rockford, called driving conditions "horrible -- and that's a main road, Highway 11," says Zickler.

At times, the snow and wind made it difficult for drivers to see, and we spotted several cars that had slid off the roadway.

State and county road crews were out throughout the day and evening, trying to clear the roads the best they could.

"The highways -- the state has done a pretty good job of keeping those clear, but the back roads have been drifting a little bit here or there," says Jason Taskey with Rockford Outdoors. "We've noticed a few drifts from time to time and they're still pretty slushy and icy."

Even on some of the side roads, you could still find some snow and slush, which could lead to some icier roads in the morning.

Officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation say wind will also be a factor.

"That will be an issue that we will battle all throughout the night with the wind blowing the snow back onto the roads, and  with the pavement temperatures that will continue to fall we could see a lot of refreezing as the night goes on," says Greg Prince with the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Officials with Jackson County's road department say they are working 12-hours shifts, and around the clock, until the roads are clear and the snow is gone.

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